City of Santa Clarita won Most Business Friendly City in 2016

Eddy Awards “Most Business Friendly Cities” (MBFC)

Every year, a blue ribbon panel evaluates nominations submitted by the cities in LA County to recognize those cities which are doing the most to encourage job creation and facilitate ease-of-doing-business.  For questions, please email [email protected]

BACKGROUND:

Past Winners:

2016

City of Pico Rivera won Most Business Friendly City in 2016, in population under 68,000

Read the full press release HERE

Santa Clarita (population over 68,000)

Finalists: Compton, Downey, Lakewood, Long Beach

Pico Rivera (population under 68,000)

Finalists: Arcadia, Azusa, Rosemead

2015  

Read the full press release HERE

Palmdale: population over 67,000

Finalists: Bellflower,  Carson,  Lakewood,  Palmdale,  Pasadena,  Santa Clarita

El Segundo: population under 67,000

Finalists: Azusa, Commerce,  El Segundo, Pico Rivera, Vernon

 

For the historical list of winners, visit LAEDC.org/Eddy and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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“LAEDC, you challenged us to do better. We looked at what the other cities were doing, asked what we can learn, what can we do to be more Business Friendly — these are things we are going to hold onto and keep for a long, long time. We thank you and appreciate this award.”
– MAYOR STEVE DE RUSE, LA MIRADA

“It’s not hard to do economic development but it takes total commitment. It takes the right attitude. It’s about the entire community.” “Job creation is personal. When we tell our kids to try hard, go to school, and do all the right things, we have to keep the promise to them that those opportunities will be there. It’s our job to create those opportunities for the next generation.”
– MARK BOZIGIAN, CITY MANAGER, CITY OF LANCASTER

“Through our economic development programs, our City Council has sought new and innovative ways to assist and support our business community. Being selected for the 2012 Eddy Award was a fantastic recognition of our efforts – as well as an incentive to continue to seek new opportunities to assist our business community. We were very proud to have been selected for this award and have enjoyed celebrating and sharing the credit for this recognition with our partners in the community.”
– JEFFREY W. COLLIER, CITY MANAGER, CITY OF WHITTIER

“We used the Most Business-Friendly City Eddy Award as a key part of our business attraction strategy.”
– MAYOR ERIC BUSCH, EL SEGUNDO